This roundup, curated by ReThink Media, looks at how the media is talking about drone warfare (and related topics) and what stories are being told. With little transparency from governments on this topic, this roundup aims to be as comprehensive as possible, identifying breaking news, trends, developing stories, or interesting narratives. Rethink Media also use media coverage to compile a snapshot of...

Join the Stimson Center on April 29th for the launch of Stimson’s new report, A New Agenda for U.S. Drone Policy and the Use of Lethal Force. The event will feature an expert discussion on the ways in which the security infrastructure that arose from the attacks on September 11, 2001 has transformed U.S. engagements in the world and opportunities to...

The rapidly growing use of drones and robots, and data-driven military analysis  will likely have profound impacts on the future of warfare. To better understand the implications of these developments for our armed forces, military interventions, and foreign policy, PAX will host an online symposium with a broad array of experts on Friday, February 26th at 15:00-17:30 CEST....

This roundup, curated by ReThink Media, looks at how the media is talking about drone warfare (and related topics) and what stories are being told. With little transparency from governments on this topic, this roundup aims to be as comprehensive as possible, identifying breaking news, trends, developing stories, or interesting narratives. Rethink Media also use media coverage to compile a snapshot of...

Drones continue to proliferate across the globe, and the African continent is no exception. The advantages drones offer for agricultural, medical, or humanitarian purposes have been well discussed. However, the military use of drones is promising to take off as an increasing number of states and actors in Africa acquire (armed) UAVs. This is particularly exemplified by the undergoing construction...

More than a dozen major NGOs are calling on the Trump administration to release the secret changes made to US policy on use of armed drones and other lethal force, before the congressionally-mandated deadline to do so passes on March 12. The call expresses the widespread concerns of human rights organizations regarding the opacity and legality regarding the the US...

Amnesty International has written a letter to Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, Assistant to President Trump for National Security Affairs, in order to receive clarification on new US policies regarding the use of force. Amnesty believes that these new policies will lead to "a sharp rise in unlawful strikes, civilian casualties and extrajudicial executions". Particularly the unlawfulness of targeted killings are...

EFAD Member Article 36 has published a report on the humanitarian impacts of armed drones, together with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the International Disarmament Institute at Pace University. This collaborative study aims to refocus the debate about drones on the harm caused to people by these weapons as specific technologies of violence. Humanitarian harm from the use of...